Made from leaves that have not been oxidized.
Has anyone used Indigo Tea Company for Japanese/Chinese greens? I was going to order from Upton again, but I'm not particularly convinced their teas are that fresh, so I looked around and found this vendor/store. I e-mailed the owner and asked about freshness, and he said the senchas are from this year's crop and the Chinese are from last year's. I know they're not what some of you would consider top-of-the-line, but if they're better than Upton's offerings, I'm sold.